Alice Paul And The Women's Rights Movement

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The women’s rights movement in the 1900’s fought for women’s right to vote and equality, for the most part. Women of color and women of different religions were sometimes excluded and Alice Paul, the leader of the National Women’s Party was no exception “Paul 's charismatic speaking and organizing abilities won her and the National Woman 's Party many supporters, but her domineering elitism, aloofness, anti-Semitism, and dilution of black women 's participation in the suffrage fight evoked criticism from others” (“Commentary on Alice Paul”). So, my advice to Alice is when fighting for equality you can not forget about groups of people and dismiss them. They deserve the same rights as you. this way, in the future it will make it easier for these groups of people that are already fighting against injustice to improve their lives, instead of fighting against what leaders of the time say. Alice Paul was a simple Quaker girl both in 1885, who believed women and men had the same fundamental rights. She was originally from Moorestown, New Jersey, went to college at Swarthmore, and was a hardworking student. “by the time Alice was a junior, she had become a serious student who often hung a ‘ busy’ sign on her door and studied through the night,” (kops 1, 8). Military like leadership of a party called the National Women’s Party, “Feminist organizer Alice Paul (1885-1977) cofounded the National Woman 's Party and led the militant wing of the woman suffrage movement” (“Commentary on
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